• 9 College of Education Students Arrested for Protest

    About nine students of the College of Education, Ekiadolor, in Edo State, have been arrested for displaying violence and disturbing public peace during a protest.

    Students of the college had last week Wednesday staged a protest around the Benin-Ore expressway over the state of the institution and the plan by their lecturers to down tools, which they feared could disrupt their examinations and totally ground academic activities in the institution.

    Reports has it that the nine students, including the Student Union Government (SUG) President, Mr. Emmanuel Emenaghamwon, and eight others of the college were arrested a day after the protest.

    It was learnt that two cars in the convoy of the Esama of Benin Kingdom in the state, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, which were among vehicles caught up in the gridlock caused by the protest, were allegedly destroyed by the students during their protest.

    Meanwhile, the management of the institution has ordered a close down of the institution, following the protest, and instructed all students to vacate the college, pending a formal notice for a resumption date.

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